Admissions for International Students

Carteret Community College is pleased that you have decided to apply for admission.  To come to the United States and attend college, you must obtain a form I-20 from an institute of higher learning, which will allow you to apply for an F-1 or M-1 visa through your nearest American embassy or consulate.

Please read carefully and follow the checklist below.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICATION CHECKLIST

1. Submit an Application for Admission. Apply on-line at www.carteret.edu .
* Submit official secondary school transcripts (equivalent to high school education in the U.S.), as required for specific program admission, showing courses taken, grades received, and graduation date; and translated into English by an internationally recognized service, such as World Education Services, Inc., http://www.wes.org .
* Submit official post-secondary/higher education transcripts (university or training programs), as required for specific program admission, to receive credit for prior coursework, or to show proficiency for placement. The transcripts need to show courses taken, grades received, graduation date, and degrees/certificates received; and translated into English by an internationally recognized service, such as World Education Services, Inc., http://www.wes.org

1. Applicants from English speaking countries should submit SAT or ACT scores. SAT scores for critical reading, writing, and math require a minimum score of 500 on all tests. The ACT scores are 22 for math, 22 for reading, and 18 for English. For applicants not submitting SAT or ACT scores, a COMPASS, ASSET, or Accuplacer placement test score must be furnished with a score high enough to waive college preparatory course requirements. For non-native English speakers, official Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 (paper), 213 (computer), or 64 for Internet Based test (iBT) sent from Educational Testing Services are also required. Computer based tests are only valid two years from the test date. The TOEFL code for Carteret Community College is 5092.

1. Submit confidential financial statement including sponsor’s affidavit of support and an official letter in English from sponsor’s bank verifying that there are sufficient funds available for applicant to complete one year of study (Fall, Spring, and Summer terms).

 

**Tuition/Fees $9,757.00
Books/Supplies $1,597.00
Transportation $4,307.00
Personal Expenses $6,939.00
Room/Board $12,683.00
SEVIS Registration $300.00
Total $35,583.00

** Tuition and fees are fixed costs subject to increase at any time by the N.C. State Legislature or the Carteret Community College Board of Trustees. The other items are estimates and should be considered as the minimum.

 

OVERVIEW OF F-1 OR M-1 ENTRY PROCESS
1. Student applies to Carteret Community College and gains admission. Student pays the Student and Exchange Visitor (SEVP) I-901 SEVIS Fee at the SEVP Processing Website . The Form I-901 is used to remit payment of the I-901 Fee for prospective nonimmigrants seeking F-1, F-3, M-1, M-3, and J-1 visa status. The SEVIS registration fee is $300.
* Student takes the Form I-20 to an American Embassy or Consulate for an interview and obtains an F Visa no earlier than 90 days before the reporting date on the Form I-20.
* Student presents the Form I-20 and Visa at the U. S. Port of Entry no more than 30 days before the program start date on the Form I-20
* The student must register and maintain a minimum of 12 credit hours every Fall and Spring semester. If you have difficulty with this requirement, you must meet with the International Student Advisor to discuss your situation before you register. F-1 Visa status has no provision for part-time study.
* The student must know the expiration date of your Form I-20, Visa and Passport. Your Form I-20 can be extended or changed by the International Student Advisor. Your Visa can only be renewed outside the U.S. at a Consulate or Embassy in your home country. Your Passport can be renewed in the U.S. by your home country embassy.
* The student CAN NOT work without authorization. Work authorization for F-1 students is very limited.
* The student must keep the International Student Advisor notified of any changes in your mailing address, phone number, Visa status or enrollment status.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN DISTANCE LEARNING COURSES
At this time, Carteret Community College is not authorized to provide distance learning to individuals residing outside of North Carolina or the United States of America and its territories.

ELIGIBLE COURSES OF STUDY AND TIME NECESSARY TO COMPLETE EACH:

  • University Transfer programs (time required to complete program):
  • Associate in Arts (F-1) (60 credit hours = 84 instructional weeks = 2 academic years /6 semesters)
  • Associate in Science (F-1) (60 credit hours = 84 instructional weeks = 2 academic years /6 semesters)
  • Associate in Fine Arts (F-1) (60 credit hours = 84 instructional weeks = 2 academic years /6 semesters)
  • Associate in Applied Science programs (time required to complete program):
  • Aquaculture Technology (F-1) (68 credit hours = 84 instructional weeks = 2 academic years /6 semesters)
  • Baking and Pastry Arts (F-1) (66 credit hours = 84 instructional weeks = 2 academic years /6 semesters)
  • Business Administration (F-1) (68 credit hours = 84 instructional weeks = 2 academic years /6 semesters)
  • Criminal Justice Technology (F-1) (66 credit hours = 84 instructional weeks = 2 academic years /6 semesters)
  • Culinary Arts (F-1) (71 credit hours = 84 instructional weeks = 2 academic years /6 semesters)
  • Early Childhood Education (F-1) (67 credit hours = 74 instructional weeks = 2 academic years /4 semesters)
  • Emergency Medical Science (F-1) (69 credit hours = 84 instructional weeks = 2 academic years /6 semesters)
  • General Occupational Technology (F-1) (69 credit hours = 84 instructional weeks = 2 academic years /6 semesters)
  • Healthcare Business Informatics (F-1) (67 credit hours = 74 instructional weeks = 2 academic years /4 semesters)
  • Hospitality Management (F-1) (67 credit hours = 84 instructional weeks = 2 academic years /6 semesters)
  • Human Services Technology (F-1) (69 credit hours = 74 instructional weeks = 2 academic years/4 semesters)
  • Information Technology o Option 1. Business Support Degree (F-1) (68 credit hours = 74 instructional weeks = 2 academic years /4 semesters) o Option 2. General Degree (F-1) (68 credit hours = 74 instructional weeks = 2 academic years /4 semesters) o Option 3. Software and Web Development Degree (F-1) (67 credit hours = 74 instructional weeks = 2 academic years /4 semesters)
  • Medical Assisting (F-1) (68 credit hours = 74 instructional weeks = 2 academic years /4 semesters)
  • Medical Office Administration (F-1) (69 credit hours = 74 instructional weeks = 2 academic years /4 semesters)
  • Office Administration o Option 1. Finance Degree (F-1) (66 credit hours = 74 instructional weeks = 2 academic years /4 semesters) o Option 2. General Office (F-1) (66 credit hours = 74 instructional weeks = 2 academic years /4 semesters) o Option 3. Software Degree (F-1) (66 credit hours = 74 instructional weeks = 2 academic years /4 semesters)
  • Paralegal Technology (F-1) (67 credit hours = 74 instructional weeks = 2 academic years /4 semesters)
  • Photographic Technology (F-1) (66 credit hours = 84 instructional weeks = 2 academic years /6 semesters)There are no diploma or certificate options available. 

For additional information on immigration and/or international student visas, please contact:

US Customs and Immigration Enforcement

For additional information on admissions or immigration/visa status, please contact:

Mark Johnson, International Student Advisor

E-mail: johnsonm@carteret.edu Phone: (252) 222-6148